Providence Catholic Surpasses $6.0 Million Capital Campaign Goal

Providence Catholic High School announced that their 100th Anniversary Capital Campaign has surpassed the $6 million dollar goal.

The “Building Our Legacy, Every Student…Every Day” Capital Campaign raised funds to build the 21,000 square foot Brown Student Commons. This facility opened in the fall of 2018 includes a new modern kitchen, food court, concession stand, spirit shop and seating for more than 500 students. The scope of the project also included installing air conditioning in the school’s original classrooms.

The project received support from more than 741 alumni, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations.

“The results are unprecedented in the school’s history,” said Providence Catholic President, Father John Merkelis, OSA. It was the most ambitious in the 100-year history of the school. Nearly one-third of the total was raised from parents, past, and present. In addition, one-third of the donors who participated were alumni, while the faculty, staff and volunteer leadership boards provided nearly 100% participation. The lead gift was from LaVerne and Dorothy Brown for whom the new Brown Student Commons was named.

Steve Morrissette class of 1979 and his wife Renie, chaired the campaign. Steve said, “To the benefactors who have made this possible, thank you! Your loyalty to the mission of Providence is the reason that our students enjoy this beautiful facility today.”

For information about this project or for a tour contact Ed Barrett, Director of Institutional Advancement at the school.


Kathleen E. Kennedy
Director of Communications

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